What is Ultrasound Therapy?
Ultrasound therapy or therapeutic ultrasound is not be be confused with diagnostic ultrasound (used with pregnancy and diagnosing soft tissue injuries). Ultrasound therapy is sound energy and is used to treat chronic pain and injuries. The ultrasound head transmits energy in the form of sound waves into the tissue. The depth and amount of heat generated by the ultrasound therapy is controlled by the health practitioner.
Ultrasound can assist with breaking up scar tissue and soft tissue adhesions and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, ultrasound therapy can assist with creating a deep heat to a localized area to ease muscle spasms, facilitates healing at the cellular level, and improves circulation.